battle of the Gabbard

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Robert Blake (1599—1657) naval and army officer

George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608—1670) army officer and naval officer


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An important naval battle towards the end of the first Anglo‐Dutch War. Monck and Blake with a large fleet encountered Martin Tromp near the Gabbard shoal, east of Harwich. The fighting lasted 12 and 13 June with the Dutch losing seventeen ships.

Subjects: British History — Maritime History.

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